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Family game night planned in Summit Hill

Published March 25. 2011 05:01PM

One week from today is April Fool's Day, and the board at the Summit Hill Heritage Center have decided to celebrate by hosting a family game night. Bring your favorite board game or play one of the many at the center and get ready for an evening of good old-fashioned entertainment.

"We decided to try something that would involve families and those who enjoy playing games," said Heritage Center President Deb Ranck. "We hope people will come out, bring their favorite game and enjoy each other's company as spring hopefully begins to arrive."

Some of the games the center has include chess and checkers, and whether you are a seasoned player or a novice everyone is welcome. "If you don't know how to play a game, we will teach you," said Vice President David Wargo. "We hope to make this a regular event to give people an opportunity for fellowship. We plan to have light refreshments and soft drinks available."

Wargo said he proposed the idea to the group based on recent pushes by game companies to turn the television off and spend one night a week playing board games with the family. "I thought it would be a good way to go back to basics even if just for a few hours and have fun in the process."

The event is scheduled to run from 7 to 10 p.m. on April Fool's Day but could last longer depending on the interest level. Ranck hinted there could be a few surprises thrown in as well. "We will see," she added.

The Heritage Center is located at 1 W. Hazard St. and is this event is open to anyone. For more information or to volunteer, please call Deb at (570) 645-9133 or David at (570) 657-0792.

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